The winners of the 2014 Locus Awards were announced today in California. The winners were selected by a poll of Locus magazine readers.
The winners are:
Best Science Fiction Novel
Abaddon’s Gate, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Best Fantasy Novel
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review) My review!
Best Young Adult Book
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends)
Best First Novel
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) My review!
Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)
“The Sleeper and the Spindle”, Neil Gaiman (Rags and Bones)
Best Short Story
“The Road of Needles”, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales)
Old Mars, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)
The Best of Connie Willis, Connie Willis (Del Rey)
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image)
Not a lot of surprises, but it does seem that Locus voters like a certain dark and quirky (dirky?) flavor of SF. You can see the full list of awards here.